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Aug 1, 2022 07:39:58   #
Artcameraman Loc: Springfield NH
 
My stash of depleted darkroom chemicals has become a problem of late especially the fixer. I don't have a safe place to dispose of them in my area on New Hampshire. Does anyone know of a disposal company that will do this for a small fee?

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Aug 1, 2022 08:31:39   #
newsguygeorge Loc: Victoria, Texas
 
I'd check with your state's evironment folks: https://www.des.nh.gov/

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Aug 1, 2022 09:24:48   #
BobPeterson Loc: Massachusetts
 
Here's the list (it needs to be updated)
https://www.des.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt341/files/documents/hhw-event-schedule-fy22.pdf

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Aug 1, 2022 11:53:27   #
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Artcameraman wrote:
My stash of depleted darkroom chemicals has become a problem of late especially the fixer. I don't have a safe place to dispose of them in my area on New Hampshire. Does anyone know of a disposal company that will do this for a small fee?

Pack it all up with the return address of some nonexistent place, then send it all to a nuclear waste facility.

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Aug 1, 2022 12:02:51   #
Hip Coyote
 
Our community, and I suspect most communities, have special hazmat disposal days. We have to sign up ahead of time and there are limits such as no nuclear waste.

I also found this:

https://www.des.nh.gov/waste/household-hazardous-waste

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Aug 1, 2022 12:19:08   #
Artcameraman Loc: Springfield NH
 
Thanks. I tried to negate through their forms but gave up. It's a problem I have after being wounded.

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Aug 1, 2022 12:24:50   #
Hip Coyote
 
Artcameraman wrote:
Thanks. I tried to negate through their forms but gave up. It's a problem I have after being wounded.

Got it. Best of luck. Forms and more forms!

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Aug 1, 2022 12:28:59   #
Artcameraman Loc: Springfield NH
 
OK.

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Aug 1, 2022 17:25:22   #
GreenReaper
 
Several years ago before I retired, we had a truckload of photochemistry to dispose of. I called the appropriate folks and I was told to put it down the drain with lots of water to dilute it before it reached the treatment plant. Unless you are on a septic system, that should work, but as already mentioned, call first.

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Aug 1, 2022 18:57:15   #
Artcameraman Loc: Springfield NH
 
Thanks.

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Aug 1, 2022 19:39:26   #
DirtFarmer Loc: Way too close to New York City
 
GreenReaper wrote:
Several years ago before I retired, we had a truckload of photochemistry to dispose of. I called the appropriate folks and I was told to put it down the drain with lots of water to dilute it before it reached the treatment plant. Unless you are on a septic system, that should work, but as already mentioned, call first.


The solution to pollution is dilution.

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Aug 2, 2022 00:05:02   #
Wallen Loc: Middle Earth
 
IMHO, pollution is actually a stupid argument. It is not a hard problem to solve
Those stuffs were already already here in the first place, they just got filtered, recombined/reacted and concentrated.

So it is true, they just need dilution. For those man made stuffs, broken down to their former states and then diluted before being returned to where they came from.

It's just the manufacturers (and users) do not want to reverse the process because it won't be a cash inflow.

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Aug 2, 2022 00:30:45   #
MDI Mainer Loc: Mount Desert, Maine
 
August 6 and October1.

I would say your waste is a "hobby chemical." Registration is required only if you have 25 gallons or more, and you could break the disposal up for the two remaining collection dates if needed.

https://www.springfieldnh.org/sites/g/files/vyhlif3836/f/uploads/hhwschedule2022.pdf

And pay no heed to the Luddites who so frequently pop up here on UHH.

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Aug 2, 2022 06:43:56   #
Artcameraman Loc: Springfield NH
 
Thanks. I'll be mixing it with some other materials that are going to the recycle center.

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Aug 2, 2022 07:24:15   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 
I have worked for a major retailor for a couple of years & they had a company come in for chemical removal every so often. You could try asking the manager of the company. Walmart, Target, heck even a large grocery store would use one. Maybe the company they use would take it for a fee.
I'm guessing you called the state ED?

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